Micryletta erythropoda (Tarkhnishvili, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta erythropoda

Microhyla erythropoda Tarkhnishvili, 1994, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 13: 24. Holotype: "Collection of the Chair of Ecology, Tbilisi State University" unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Forest Ma Da, province Dong Nai, Vietnam".

Micryletta erythropodaOrlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 100; Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Orlov, Galoyan, Tran, Le, Kretova, and Geissler, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 141. 

English Names

Mada Paddy Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 46).

Ma Da Paddy Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 42). 


Lowlands of southern Vietnam and adjacent Cambodia; possibly into adjacent southern Laos. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cambodia, Vietnam

Likely/Controversially Present: Laos


See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 84–87. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Duong, Gorin, and Yang, 2018, PeerJ, 6 (e5771): 1–27, discussed the taxonomic status of this species and provided molecular evidence for its distinctiveness. See comments by Das, Garg, Hamidy, Smith, and Biju, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7012): 25–26. Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257, reported on mtDNA phylogenetics and confirmed that nominal Micryletta inornata is composed of multiple cryptic species; they also suggested that the distinctiveness of Micryletta erythropoda from Micryletta lineata requires genetic confirmation. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 42, mentioned having unpublished mtDNA data that confirm the species' presence in Cambodia. 

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